Sanjay J. Patel

Professor and Sony Faculty Scholar

    Electrical and Computer Engineering

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

CEO and Co-Founder of Nuvixa



Contact Information:

262 Coordinated Science Lab

1308 W. Main St

Urbana, IL 61801

+1 217 333 9219


Carol Wisniewski

+1 217 244 7171


Sanjay J. Patel is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Sony Faculty Scholar at the University  of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  He is also CEO and co-Founder of Nuvixa, a company that is delivering innovative video communications technologies.

He has done architecture, hardware verification, logic design, and performance modeling at Digital Equipment Corporation, Intel Corporation, and HAL Computer Systems, as well as provided consultation for Transmeta, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, HAL, Intel, and AGEIA Technologies.  From 2004 through 2008, he served as the Chief Architect and Chief Technology Officer at AGEIA Technologies, prior to its acquisition by Nvidia Corp.  Since 2010, he has also been CEO of Nuvixa.

Patel earned his Bachelor (1990), Master of Science (1992) and Ph.D. (1999) in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

He is the co-author (with Yale N. Patt of The University of Texas at Austin) of an introductory textbook for computer science and engineering students, titled "Introduction to Computing Systems: From Bits and Gates to C and Beyond", which is now available in its second edition from McGraw-Hill.